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Catalog Number DEC.035
Title jewelry box
Artist unknown
Date n.d.
Description This Jewelry Box is a part of the Stanton Family Collection here at the Redwood Library. The box is made out of a lightweight, and light colored wood stained to achieve its dark finish. Painted on the face of the box are gold branches with budding flowers. On exterior top of the box an image of a small stream and with wildlife is painted in gold. The interior top of the box is adored with a cream colored painting of a snail, two butterflies, and a branch in bloom. The exterior key lock, handles, and metal work are engraved with floral details. The box has four draws, and a removable compartment. The Jewelry Box also comes with a gold, metal heart shaped lock.

Jewelry box from the Stanton Family Collection

Dark brown painted wooden jewelry box; gold painted floral design with birds, butterflies, and a snail (Nacre inlaid as well for decoration); lid opens with removable compartment; three drawers; comes with heart shaped lock
Object Name Box, Jewelry
Medium Painted
Material Wood, Metal, Nacre (inlaid)
Dimensions H-16.8 W-27.3 D-19.4 cm
Credit line Gift of Samuel G. Babcock (probably)
Provenance n.d.
Inscription Type Paper Tag
Inscription Technique Pen and Ink
Inscription Location Base
Inscriptions and Marks To the Redwood Library
Collection Decorative Arts
People Babcock, Samuel G.